Other Word Forms of Talent
Origin of Talent
Middle English inclination, disposition from Old French from Medieval Latin from Latin balance, sum of money from Greek talanton telə- in Indo-European roots Sense 3, Middle English from Old English talente from Latin talenta pl. of talentum from Greek talanton
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Old English talente, from plural of Latin talentum (“a Grecian weight; a talent of money"), from Ancient Greek τάλαντον (talanton, “balance, a particular weight, especially of gold, sum of money, a talent"). Later senses reinforced by Old French talent (“a talent, also will, inclination, desire").
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